Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hatecrimes: Genocide Indicators since Jan 1 2013 to March 26 2013 against whites in South Africa: In the first three months of 2013, there were 74 'genocidal' hatecrimes against 'whites' in South Africa in Gauteng province; six in KZN, 10 in the Free State, 1 in the Northern Cape, 12 in the Western Cape and 8 in the Eastern Cape. 

Hatespeech: New Black Panther party leader calls for Killing All Whites in South Africa, plans to visit March

 Leader of NewBlackPanthers calls for 'Killing All Whites in South Africa'; plans to attend Sharpeville commemorations in SA. The leader of the 'New Black Panther' party in the USA, which is labelled as a 'Hate Group' by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and human rights groups, writes the following on their website:================ "Dear New Black Panther Party, I'm asking on behalf of the National Central Committee and our National Chairman that you make an early donation to the revolutionary trip to South Africa using Western Union to Malik Zulu Shabazz moneygram or our National Paypal using Email: All regions should be represented. All NBPP not going should donate-this is the most important mission at hand call in tonight and pledge and tell us whem the pledge can be fulfilled.Sacrifice. 8pm EST telephone: (646)478-4447 FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE OFFICIAL TRIP SITE Pic and video: ============================= Background: "The Sharpeville incident on 21 March 1960 took place at the (surrounded) police station in the township Sharpeville in the Transvaal which on the first 24 hours of the rioting had 20 young, inexperienced and reportedly terrified, exhausted white and black police officers inside. Most of the policemen had already been coping with the situation for over twenty-four hours without respite. This was the first time in SA history that such a very large crowd of black men armed with traditional weapons and rocks had surrounded an entire police station - a mob of 19,000 (described as 'menacing') the 20 inexperienced police officers inside. The toll from the Sharpeville massacre was 69 people killed (including 4 black police officers; and injured: 26 Black and 60 White policemen, and 365 Black civilians injured. Police reports in 1960 stated afterwards that young and inexperienced police officers panicked and opened fire spontaneously, setting off a chain reaction that lasted about forty seconds. The official death rate was 69 people killed. It is likely that the police were already nervous as two months before the massacre nine constables had been murdered under similar circumstances at Cato Manor. The increasingly agitated mob adopted a common attitude which was described as 'insulting, menaching and provocative'. Only 130 police reinforcements were rushed in. There is considerably evidence that the police officers - untrained in crowd control - were becoming increasingly frightened. Lieutenant Colonel Pienaar, the commanding officer of the 130 police reinforcements at Sharpeville, said in his statement at the inquiry commission afterwards that "the native mentality does not allow them to gather for a peaceful demonstration. For them to gather means violence." He denied giving any order to fire and stated that he would not have done so.The SA Air Force was asked to fly Sabre Jets and Harvard Training low over the crowd in an attempt to scatter them. The protestors responded by hurling stones (striking three people) and making repeated attempts to charge the (singular fence consisting of) the police barricades. Tear gas proved ineffectual, and policemen were forced to repel these advances with their batons. At about 1:00 pm the police tried to arrest an alleged ringleader. There was a scuffle, and the throng surged forward. At least two officers present on the scene warned their men to load firearms but stressed they were only to be used in cases of dire emergency. Protestors began screaming as they succeeded in reaching the fence and tearing the gates from their hinges. One police commander was thrown to the ground; others thrown with ' makeshift projectiles '. The shooting began shortly thereafter. =========================== sources: -- The Commission of Enquiry into the Sharpeville Massacre: (27 volumes: UK National Archives, York University, Borthwick Institute of Archives: "South Africa, Commission of Enquiry to enquire into the events in the District of Vereeniging, namely the Sharpeville location, and Evaton, and Vanderbijlpark, Transvaal Province on ====================== 21 March 1960: "The typescript evidence to the Commission has been bound in five volumes. It includes statements and cross-examination records of the principal Pan-Africanist Congress organisers and the key police officers involved. As well as providing a detailed record of the events of 21st March 1960, the evidence also contains considerable detail on PAC activity within the location in the weeks preceding the massacre. Unpublished typescript. Text in English and Afrikaans." nationalarchives gov uk =============== -- In 2012 the SA police shooting 34 striking miners during the #Marikana miners' strike in August 2012 is widely compared to Sharpeville as police finding themselves in similar situations.

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